Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Opus 2014-139: Headlines: Wacko's Have Both Right and Left Wings

They are at it again.  I am no fan of the president but I am even less a fan of lazy, “gotcha” reporting.  Linked by Drudge you find this from the Weekly Standard” “Obama's Second $1.5M Brussels Hotel Bill in Less Than Three Months”

To those of us who work for a living that is a lot of pocket change.  Most of us could retire on the money spent on a few of these trips.  That is not the issue.  We are not the head of a nation.  When we go somewhere we make reservations by phone or internet.  We don’t have body guards and multiple secretaries.  All of that is part of the office.

The question that is not asked is, “How does this compare, adjusted for inflation, with the expenses of previous presidents?”  Also not addressed in the article is whether these trips were necessary.

Do me favor, guys.  Let’s act like I have a brain and am not a knee-jerk, Neanderthal.  I get enough of that from the MSM.

homo unius libri


  1. While you're at it, maybe someone could do a cost analysis of money spent for results obtained, compared to other presidents. I'm sure he'll eventually give us SOMETHING to compare with.

    1. That could be good reporting. It would need to include cost of living adjustments and so forth. It would be interesting to see who the real spendthrifts were. I think our current leader would be near the top.

      Grace and peace.


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